Vision & Strategy

Vision & Strategy

Envisioning 300 Years of Growth

Since our founding, the SoftBank Group has believed that technology is key to building a more connected, empowered, and joyful world. We began as a pioneer in the Information Revolution, which transformed the way we communicate in ways that few could have imagined decades ago, from personal computers to the Internet, then to broadband and later to smartphones. We have been at the forefront of these shifts, adapting our business model accordingly.

Now we're entering the next chapter of transformation, driven by the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution that is poised to redefine all industries. We believe the next 20 years will bring greater innovation and disruption than the past 300 years. The way we live will be transformed - from how we travel to how we work, from how we detect diseases to how we cure them, and from how we construct our cities to how we grow our food.

Drawing on our experience as a leading global technology investor, we will continue to accelerate human progress by providing capital to leading technology companies that leverage AI. As leaders in the Information Revolution, we share a vision with the entrepreneurs in our portfolio and aspire to shape the future together.

Many consider us venture capitalists. We see ourselves as “Vision Capitalists”. We are investing in human progress by powering and connecting a network of innovative, industry-shaping technology companies that will usher in an age of unlimited potential, fueled by massive improvements in computing processing power and memory.

We believe that wise applications of Al and breakthrough technologies will result in a more connected, empowered, and joyful world. Our vision comes with the wish that by anticipating the issues of today—and decades into tomorrow—we can provide solutions to shape the future.